You don’t have to be anything you don’t want to be. You don’t have to live up to anyone’s expectations. There’s no need to strive for a kind of perfection that’s not very interesting to you. You don’t have to believe in ideas that make you sad or tormented, and you don’t have to feel emotions that others try to manipulate you into feeling.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. . . . Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Life is not a dress rehearsal.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
An open mind is a prerequisite to an open heart.
The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to seeing them that we call them ordinary things.
Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.
The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the Universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. When you’re unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. And you get to take yourself oh so very seriously.
Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it.
What you really are is an extension of the power that created the whole Universe.